Prince of Persia 3D, as the title suggests, is the third official installment of the well-known Prince of Persia series. It was developed by Red Orb Entertainment (a company which spawned from Broderbund Software, who published the first two games) and released by The Learning Company in September 1999. It is the last game of the series prior to its rebirth back in 2003, as a game company called Ubisoft released a pretty fun game called Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. But, let's not get ahead of ourselves and let's focus to this particular third game now.
This game marks the transition of the series to the 3D format, which has always been pretty tricky for every single of those franchises out there who wished to keep up with the times, as 3D engines and games became the rage. Several franchises manage to bridge the gap from 2D to 3D flawlessly (Mario 64), some did an okay job but nothing more (Worms 3D) and sometimes the bridge is so convulsed and twisted that it crumbles and leaves no survivors. Prince of Persia 3D belongs in that final category.
Original Archived Version available at the Let's Play Archive